It is residential or topographical for a person who lived at the ridge of a hill, or who came from one of the several places called Ridge, Ridge Hill, or The Ridge, found throughout England. This name derives from the OLD ENGLISH (ANGLO-SAXON) pre 7th Century word "hrycg". A ridge is a geological feature consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance. Ridges are usually termed hills or mountains as well, depending on size. Ridge Forrester is a fictional character from the CBS Daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.